Tag: Read and Weep

Thin End Of The Wedge..?

Applying to roles deemed “safety-critical”, a host of employees from lorry drivers to binmen and lollipop ladies are being checked using breathalysers and swipes of their skin. Failure or refusal to take a test is regarded as a disciplinary matter.…

When Imojis Go Bad….

“When Facebook users set their status to ‘feeling fat’, they are making fun of people who consider themselves to be overweight, which can include many people with eating disorders. “That is not ok.” Bad Facebook users! BAD! She explains that…

Oh, Please! Pull The Other One…

Officers arrested 16 people living on the site in connection with the production of cannabis and three others in connection with separate offences. They said a ‘small minority of individuals’ with links to the site had been involved. Right, right.…

Clear As Mud..?

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw has said head teachers faced with equal candidates for a teaching post should consider “positive discrimination”. The head of the education watchdog told LBC Radio that the teaching staff of schools should reflect the ethnic…

Physician, Silence Thyself!

For Dr John Wright, a clinical epidemiologist from Bradford working at the clinic at Moyamba, Sierra Leone, which opened on Friday, it was a slap in the face for him and his colleagues. What was? Well, would you believe, expecting…

“Shut Up”, He Explained…

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said the county council should stop its “endless grumbling” over free school meals. Taking a leaf out of Obama’s book, there, Nick? ‘You won’, right? The Liberal Democrat leader visited Oxford to promote the…